Jersey Mike’s: A Sub Above the Rest

May 24, 2022

New Hampshire—the Granite State—is, by comparison, one of the smaller states within the Land of the Free. However, what this New England state lacks in quantity, it more than makes up for in quality. Take Manchester for example. Hailed as the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, Manchester once was a town lined with miles and miles of bricked factories along the mighty Merrimack River. It was a textile powerhouse whose factories produced 470 miles of fabric a day! And that’s only the history of it.

Today, Manchester is notable for its architecture, culture, musical exports, media links, scientific and engineering output, social impacts, sports clubs, and transport connections. Not to mention, it gave us the comedic legend that is Adam Sandler. With stats like this, it is little wonder why Manchester is the largest city in New Hampshire with a population of over 113,000. With a rich  history and thriving present, one would think a city like this has everything it could ever need. But is any place truly complete without a sub shop, especially when that sub could be the meal that makes a difference in someone else’s life?

Jersey Mike’s first opened its doors in 1956 to the sunny streets of Point Pleasant, New Jersey, a hot spot for vacationers as well as a central location for the legendary Jersey Shores. For 15 years, “Mike” drew in customers with his unique Submarine Sub and a personalized customer experience that was parallel to none. In 1971, Mike sold his shop to a 17-year-old Peter Cancro, who turned the one, Jersey Shores shop into the franchise powerhouse it is today.

But Jersey Mike’s isn’t just an ordinary sub shop. Besides its attention to quality and unsurpassed service, each sub purchased is a donation to a local charity. That’s right! Stopping in for your favorite sub means enjoying a delicious meal while also giving back to your community.

Some of the charities Jersey Mike’s supports are: March of Dimes, Children’s National Medical Center, YMCA, Regional Food Bank, United Way, and the Make A Wish Foundation. A full list of charities that Jersey Mike’s supports across the United States can be found here, as well as donation amounts made during their special month of giving:

Creating a walk-in cooler and freezer for such a special job like Jersey Mike’s was both an honor and a privilege. Both walk-ins were custom-made to fit the building’s unique specifications and were assembled at Thermo-Kool’s factory location before shipment to guarantee no installation issues or cutting and pasting at the jobsite. Thermo-Kool’s uncompromising commitment to the highest level of quality and exceptional customer service makes for a perfect fit for the sub shop that strives for the same excellence in their restaurant.

Each storage unit was built with an internal and external stucco galvanized finish. The entrance doors, 36” x 78”, are equipped with a pilot light and switch assembly, vapor-proof light, dial thermometer and frame heater, 1/8” aluminum kickplates 36” high on the interior and exterior to protect the door against excessive abuse and traffic, and vinyl strip curtains.

Thermo-Kool Customer Account Representative, Erin Flynt, worked on the project with Ben Williams with Beacon Sales Group, LLC, who worked with Chad Mitchum with Berlin’s Restaurant Supply.

The new Jersey Mike’s in Manchester is owned by the Century Restaurants group and is located at 1215 S Willow Street, Manchester, New Hampshire 03103. If this is your neighborhood, or if you’re just passing through, be sure to stop by and grab a sub and support a great cause while doing so.